The summer before co-vid hit, we traveled from California to Oklahoma and back to visit family and friends. It was a trip that I have made dozens of times. As a child, it was always about getting to our destination (my grandparents' home in northern Oklahoma) as fast as we could. However, this time my husband pointed out that traveling with our kids (who are both on the Autism Spectrum) meant that we needed to have a plan ( and a schedule) that we could explain to them. Scheduled stops at a local park or playground to help them get some energy out and also allow us to enjoy the sights needed to be added to the trip. So we got to do some tourist stuff! I was a little sad to see that most of the road-side attractions of my youth are long gone, but we did find a few things to take advantage of- many of which were new to me as well.
This little pit stop on the side of the road was such a fun experience! If you are traveling through the Texas panhandle make sure to stop... and it doesn't hurt to bring along some spray paint (but if you don't, many of the people there offer it to you after they are done.)
What is it? A public art installation and sculpture in Amarillo, TX named "Cadillac Ranch" and it's just off of the Interstate for you to visit. We almost missed it, but it caught my husband's eye and we turned around so the kids (and I) could check it out.
Hi, I'm Melissa. I am a wife, mother, step-mother, Gigi (step-grandma) and a photographer. I started out as the family member always asked to bring my camera along and it has turned into my life dream. I just love being able to capture moments for others that they can always cherish.This is my little corner to share my sessions, projects, and a little piece of our daily life. Thanks for stopping by!